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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Strin·gent a.  Binding strongly; making strict requirements; restrictive; rigid; severe; as, stringent rules.
    They must be subject to a sharper penal code, and to a more stringent code of procedure.   --Macaulay.
 -- Strin*gent*ly, adv. -- Strin*gent*ness, n.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adv : in a stringent manner; "the laws are stringently enforced";
            "stringently controlled" [syn: strictly]